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Guangzhou - Hong Kong Train

Over 30 pairs of Guangzhou - Hong Kong high speed trains are in use with the duration of around 50 minutes. In addition, there are 12 pairs of normal trains running daily with the total length of 183 km (114 mi) and the duration of about two hours between Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

The high speed trains run along Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong High Speed Railway between Guangzhou South Railway Station and Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station.

Guangzhou to Hong Kong High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 16, 2018)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G652308:30 - 09:290h59m
G650710:30 - 11:210h51m
G651913:49 - 14:400h51m
G31116:02 - 16:540h52m
G7918:06 - 18:580h52m
Over 30 departures in total; departure time from 06:48 to 21:37; duration from 47M to 1H17M.

See also Guangzhou Schedule 

Hong Kong to Guangzhou Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Nov 16, 2018)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G658208:30 - 09:280h58m
G652409:49 - 10:420h53m
G10011:10 - 12:010h51m
G651014:31 - 15:250h54m
G652817:02 - 17:530h51m
Over 30 departures in total; departure time from 08:05 to 22:50; duration from 47M to 1H11M.

See also Hong Kong Schedule 

Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.


Hong Kong - Guangzhou High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Nov 16, 2018)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 432/ 452/ 645CNY 261/ 323/ 344CNY 187/ 215

Guangzhou - Hong Kong Intercity Through Train

Guangzhou - Hong Kong Through Train, runs between Guangzhou East Railway Station and Hong Kong Hung Hom Railway Station with a stop at Dongguan Changping Railway Station.

It is advisable for passengers to get to the departure stations 45 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time to settle relevant exit procedures. The boarding gates are closed 10 minutes before departure.

In Guangzhou East, passengers can find the waiting room and ticket check points on the fourth floor. In Hung Hom, passengers can find the waiting area on the ground floor, where immigration office and ticket check points are reachable.
Guangzhou-Hong Kong Through Train Map
Guangzhou-Hong Kong Through Train Map
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Guangzhou to Hong Kong Train Schedule

(Last Update on Nov 16, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z80108:19 - 10:171h58m
Z80709:04 - 11:021h58m
Z81309:55 - 11:531h58m
Z82310:37 - 12:331h56m
Z81712:03 - 13:561h53m
Z80914:04 - 16:021h58m
Z82515:38 - 17:341h56m
Z81516:14 - 18:121h58m
Z80317:33 - 19:311h58m
Z81918:20 - 20:181h58m
Z82720:30 - 22:261h56m
Z81121:32 - 23:251h53m

Hong Kong to Guangzhou Train Schedule

  (Last Update on Nov 16, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z81207:25 - 09:241h59m
Z82408:15 - 10:121h57m
Z82009:24 - 11:231h59m
Z80410:52 - 12:511h59m
Z80811:32 - 13:261h54m
Z81412:23 - 14:171h54m
Z82613:11 - 15:081h57m
Z81814:32 - 16:311h59m
Z81016:35 - 18:341h59m
Z82818:00 - 19:571h57m
Z81618:44 - 20:431h59m
Z80220:01 - 22:001h59m
Timetable here is for reference only. For the most up-to-date schedule, you can search for it by the tool on the page top.

Ticket Fare

(Last update on Nov 9, 2018) 
From/To To/From VIP Class First Class
Adult Child Adult Child
Guangzhou East Hung Hom CNY 239 CNY 119.5 CNY 203 CNY 101.5
1. A child under 5 years old and accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket can enjoy free travel, supposing that the child share a seat with the adult.
2. Children between 5 and 9 years old can purchase child tickets.
3. Passengers aged 10 or above should purchase adult tickets.

How to Buy Tickets

Ticket Counter for Trains to Hong Kong at Guangzhou East
Guangzhou East Through Train Ticket Counter

Passengers are required to present the valid passports or ID cards when purchasing tickets.
In Guangzhou: Tickets from Guangzhou to Hung Hom can be purchased 30 days earlier before departure. Passengers can buy tickets on the first floor of Guangzhou East Railway Station.

In Hong Kong:
In Hung Hom Railway Station, tickets are available 30 days prior to departure at the Intercity Through Train Customer Service Center or ticket offices and agents.

In HK, tickets can also be booked on eInstant Bonus terminals found inside some MTR stations. However, the payment can only be done with an Octopus Card. If booking is completed successfully, one will get a “Booking Bill” and it can be changed into a ticket only at the Intercity Through Train Customer Service Centre at Hung Hom Station.

Ticket Change and Refund

As for ticket change, the destination and class cannot be changed and it should be dealt with at the issuing office. Northbound ticket change should be done at least 30 minutes before the departure and southbound one should be handled 6 hours before the departure time. A ticket can only be changed for once and the changed tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket refund should be handled at where passengers purchase the tickets. Ticket refund procedure should be completed at least 2 hours prior to the departure time. The earlier the ticket is refunded, the more passengers will get back.

Ticket Type Time before Departure % of Refund
Northbound Ones 2 hours - 2 days 50%
3 days - 14 days 70%
15 days or more 100%, but a certain amount of handing fee will be charged.
Southbound Ones 6 hours - 2 days 50%
3 days - 14 days 70%
15 days or more 100%, but a certain amount of handing fee will be charged.

The refund and changing policy for tickets booked via agancies may be different from one agency to another. For the details, you are advised to contact that agency.

Seat Arrangement

Currently, there are two types of railway carriages servicing the line: 25T and Ktt.
 25T (Operated by Guangzhou Railway Bureau)
Carriage Number 1 2-4 5 6-10
Type Luggage + Soft Seat Soft Seat Dining Carriage Soft Seat

 Ktt (Operated by Hong Kong MTR Corporation Limited)
Carriage Number 1-2 3-7
Type Premium Class First Class

 Differences between 25T and Ktt
Ktt 25T
Decks Double-decked Single-decked
Seat Selection Yes No
Wi-Fi Yes (at certain expense) No
Free gifts Watson distilled water, napkin Tibet Spring
Dining Carriage No Yes
Foods Snacks like egg tart, almond paste and butterfly cookies Box meal, Haagen Dazs ice cream, marinated chicken drumsticks
Souvenir Hong Kong tourism souvenir and MTR souvenir No
Toilet One eastern style and one western style on two sides of each carriage One in each carriage
Electricity Free power bank lending service Chinese style tripod socket
Broadcast In standard Chinese, Cantonese and English In standard Chinese and English

Major Rail Lines from Hong Kong to:Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:

- Last modified on Nov. 01, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Hong Kong Train
Asked by Maricel from CANADA | Oct. 31, 2018 18:22Reply
Hi, I'm travelling from Hong Kong to Guangzhou and I have 2 big luggage 50lbs each
am I allowed to carry them on the train. Do I have to pay per luggage if I'm over the limit?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jerome | Nov. 01, 2018 01:23

Based on the policy, one can take 20kg luggage and the size of each pieces should be within 130cm (length+height+width). It seems the size should be fine but I am not sure about the weight. If not too much more than 20kg, it should be still OK. If it is too much, you may consider to use the expressage service instead. There is expressage service near the ticket office.
Asked by Isabel from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 26, 2018 14:58Reply
Luggage size
I heard from news that the bullet train between HK and Guangzhou has luggage size limit. Do you thinK the luggage size is ok or it’s too big?
Answers (2)
Answered by Isabel from AUSTRIA | Oct. 26, 2018 14:59

My suitcase is 26inch
Answered by Larry | Oct. 27, 2018 01:00

26 inch is ok.
Asked by Linda from USA | Oct. 18, 2018 13:58Reply
Do I need to buy the ticket from Guangzhou East Railway in advance or can I buy right before depart?
Answers (1)
Answered by Irene | Oct. 18, 2018 17:43

The ticket availability is a little hard to predict since it cannot be checked online. But recently the high speed rides become available, so the availability should be fine. You can try to buy it at station. But it would be better to prepare a back up option in case the ticket sold out. Like the high speed ride or a transfer via Shenzhen.
Asked by Pelle Hallberg from SWEDEN | Oct. 10, 2018 13:13Reply
Visa at Guangzhou arrival by Bullet train?
Is it possible to obtain a visa for 2 days when arriving to Guangzhou train station by Bullet train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Scarlett | Oct. 19, 2018 01:42

To take this bullet ride, you will go through the immigration check at West Kowloon Station before boarding, not after your arrival. The West Station do not support visa on arrival, you need to apply visa in advance.
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